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MYSTERY DINNER THEATER at Specialty Restaurant

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Does anyone have experience with the Mystery Dinner at a specialty restaurant on any class RCCL ship ? We are sailing on Adventure of the Seas this January and they are holding the mystery dinner in Giovanni's.  They want $80 per person and will probably add 18% tip, so it is rather expensive if it is a dud !  We have been to some very good mystery dinners, so the caliber is important to us.  Just dinner at Giovanni's is $30.  

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We have done it in the past and enjoyed it.  It starts in a lounge where the mystery is set up and then proceeds to restaurant.  I think they served something there, at least drinks. Also dinner included wine.  We had food issues, which we told them about in advance and they handled them. Whether it's worth the price is up to you.

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I did it on Freedom and it was a BLAST! I would do it again. So fun, great food and tons of great memories! Worth the money in my opinion. 

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3 hours ago, TTraub1250 said:

Does anyone have experience with the Mystery Dinner at a specialty restaurant on any class RCCL ship ? We are sailing on Adventure of the Seas this January and they are holding the mystery dinner in Giovanni's.  They want $80 per person and will probably add 18% tip, so it is rather expensive if it is a dud !  We have been to some very good mystery dinners, so the caliber is important to us.  Just dinner at Giovanni's is $30.  

 

We thought it was overpriced at $45.  The entertainment is OK, but the menu is very limited and the wine is the lowest end wine they have.

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We love murder mystery dinner shows but this one was hard to follow and awful ! We spent $200 for the 4 of us when we went.  No microphones made it hard to hear them. We missed the welcome aboard show and regretted our choice. 

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I think $80 per person is too expensive For the limited menu, inexpensive wine or sparkling wine and a sort of amateurish show. I think it was $50 p/p when we did it. It was a one and done experience. 😊

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They were offering 50% discount on Jewel last February. They came around the MDR with the offer for the next evening. We really enjoyed it but don't think I would of paid full price. 

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My then 14 year old daughter and I did it many years ago and were underwhelmed as she and I both figured it out about 20 minutes in.   Very amateurish and not at all mentally challenging.

Edited by Bookish Angel

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We did it this July on Freedom, it was TERRIBLE. The menu was really poorly constructed, the show itself was like a high school production, and just went on and on and on; also it turns out to NOT be family friendly as advertised. 

As a side note, another issue we had was a party of about 8 people taking FULL advantage of their drink package being very loud and profanely vulgur during any audience participation portion of the show. We (and other guests) asked staff several times to do something about this group and they refused to confront them. We eventually left. We ran into several folks at GS that evening, all lodging a complaint and requesting refunds. 

Edited by not-enough-cruising

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Hmmmm we just bought Mystery Dinner for our April Serenade Cruise. We don’t mind cheesy corny show but these reviews don’t sound very good. But things like this can be subjective. May have to rethink our plan! 😞  

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5 minutes ago, Gr123 said:

How do you book it?

 

 

Your Cruise Planner on Royal's website.

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We have done it twice and it was years ago. What made us enjoy it were our tablemates. The first time was fantastic and the second was a dud.

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Some of the ones I went to were had decent food. However, the last one the food was cut back ,wine was terrible and so forth..............If you have never been try it and make your own opinions................

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